This article was written by Jay Syrmopoulos and originally published at The Free Thought Project.
Editor’s Comment: For all the hype and attack against the alternative media, the mainstream media sure has a special knack for exaggerating and falsifying reports.
At the very least, it seems to have no hesitation whatsoever about further the fear and capitalizing on the chaos of terrorism, war, and leading with everything that bleeds. Scripted and staged fake pseudo-events are not news, they are orchestrated media events… and many people in the public can now see right through it. That is part of the reason why the mainstream media is in panic mode to turn the narrative around, and gain back sympathy and loyal viewers.
How Fake News Spreads — Corporate Media Spread Story of ‘Active Shooter’ During a Knife Attack
by Jay Syrmopolous
For all the noise out of the mainstream corporate media about “fake news,” it didn’t take long for a mass knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning to morph into widespread reporting of an “active shooter.”
Initial reports, echoed across the corporate media landscape, described the attack as a shooting — when in reality law enforcement sources later confirmed it was a knife attack.
This phenomenon highlights exactly how the “fog of war,” and rush to be the first to report on a story, can result in a story being reported fallaciously. Of course, the narrative sold by the mainstream is that alternative media is unreliable, and thus, corporate media must be relied upon as the standard bearers of “truthful and legitimate” information.
Obviously, this type of wildfire reporting of false information across the whole of mainstream media calls into question the veracity of the reporting and fact checking done by these mainstream outlets that are so quick to call independent news “fake.”
See how that works?
Unsurprisingly, only minutes after news broke that there was an alleged active shooter, calls across the social media universe for stronger gun control began, due to the false reports of an active shooter. Liberal opportunists on Twitter were quick to blame the knife attack on lackluster laws gun control laws.
Some folks have begun damage control and deleted their calls for gun control over a knife attack, but what happens on the internet — stays on the internet.
Today is yet another was a sad day in our country because of a senseless shooting at an Ohio State University.
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) November 28, 2016
For school shooting victims it’s not too soon to discuss our nation’s lax gun laws – it’s too late
Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/oWzYmf4wbf
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 28, 2016
Authorities later clarified it was a knife attack that took place at OSU, but only after the mainstream media ratcheted up the emotions of the anti-gun crowd with false allegations of a mass shooting attack.
According to The Daily Caller, contrary to initial reports of a shooting, the attacker used a car and knife. The campus is secure and classes have been cancelled. The eight people taken to the hospital reportedly have non-life-threatening injuries. Columbus police confirmed the attacker was killed.
This case highlights exactly how the spread of “fake news” most often takes place. Contrary to what the mainstream media would like you to believe, it’s not independent media outlets making up “fake news” stories that threaten our nation, but rather the corporate media’s propagandizing of the American public to simply believe what is parroted without investigation or inquiry.
Should all these media outlets now be put on a list and subsequent google plugin, and censored on social media for reporting false news? The answer is no.
Censoring any information stifles the ability for people to form independent thoughts and all views — no matter how vitriolic and hateful — have an equal right to be heard.
This article was written by Jay Syrmopoulos and originally published at The Free Thought Project.
Speaking of the lying leftist media, try these on for size re. their hero Castro:
“Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly–even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Yeah, Andrea, Charles Mason was “fascinating” too, and treated his harem of women in a really old fashioned way)
“Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather. Yep, just like Kim Il Sung was North Korea’s Elvis)
“Castro’s personal magnetism is still powerful, his presence is still commanding. Cuba has very high literacy, and Castro has brought great health care to his country.” (Barbara Walters. Great Babs. Why don’t YOU use the Cuban health system – and NOT the one for tourists, but the one the locals have to use)
“Fidel Castro is one helluva guy!” (CNN founder Ted Turner. He got the “hell” part right)
Whatever else you might say about Fidel Castro, nobody ever accused him of misreading the U.S. mainstream media:
“Much more valuable to us than military recruits for our guerrilla army were recruitingAmerican reporters to export our propaganda.” (Fidel Castro’s sidekick Che Guevara, 1959.)
“Without the help of the New York Times, the Revolution in Cuba would never have been.” (Fidel Castro while pinning a medal on NYTimes reporter Herbert Matthews, April, 1959.)
TEST, that’s just like the MSM; no surprises there.
I love active shooters…I’m hoping that more active shooters will be arming themselves daily, their spouses daily, and don’t be a statistic…that’s the plan…head down eyes front…
We obviously need car control laws. This person was able to use his car as a deadly weapon and run over 11 people.
Maybe a 3 day waiting period before buying a car?
Well, actually, I think after “they” decide there need to be knife-control laws, including all pocket knives, Swiss army knives, and of course butter knives, there should also be fork-control laws, too…so fewer people get forked. And then of course axes, hatchets, shovels, picks, scythes, hoes. And of course, after that, the handles as well. And then, how about screwdrivers and nail files. And what about the deadly rolling pin?!…or the ever-dangerous cast-iron skillet!!!!
The only firearm on the scene was the one used by the officer to shoot the assailant, and those were the only shots fired.
It was over in about 3 minutes. People were reporting to 911 about shooting and didn’t realize it wasn’t the jihadi with the gun.
Of course, that didn’t stop the anti-gun crowd from flogging their dead horse.
A few ‘eyewitnesses’ claimed they saw the jihadi with a gun. Interesting how people can just make things up, isn’t it?
So if within this first 3 minutes until the gunshots were heard, could you tell if it was an assailant shooting or a Cop shooting?
Bottom line, it was a Campus Shooting, and bullets are flying in many directions, So yeah it is an active shooter situation, even if it is the Cop doing the shooting. Then when the shooting stops, and lapses peak your heads out and see what’s up.
I was in an office building when a Jewler down the hall was held at gunpoint in hiss office, hand cuffed and $100K in diamonds and cash were stolen. My office door was closed and I did not see this, but all of the sudden after the 2 robber guys were leaving in their car, the hand cuffed guy managed to get out a 40 Cal piston and began shooting at the leaving vehicle just outside my door. I had no idea what was up. I grabbed the phone ducked under my desk and called 9-11 and said “Gun Shots fired”. When I no longer heard any shots and the victim came back in with has pistol in his back hand. I took his gun, set it down and we waited for the police to uncuff the guy. It was an old set of cuffs and the standard size key did not work right away.
Long story short, the thieves went into a neighborhood and swapped cars, a witness called the police as suspicious, and an overhead helicopter found the new get away car. Arrested them and brought them back to the scene for witnessing. Confirmed. And the guy got all his property back.
But it was a shooting, shots fired, makes no difference who’s doing the shooting. Its a threat.. Cops are lucky if they hit twice in a 19 round magazine under stress. Where are the other 17 bullets flying to. Yeah could easily be an “Active Cop Shooter” who can’t hit a bullet in the ass with a spade if he had to.
The people who witnessed the event could certainly see the man with the knife and the cop with the gun.
And, all the bullets flew in just one direction, into the assailant.
the door opens out ,,the ones with the chairs against it ,,look at the door case,, fake
In a sane world the headline would read “Muslim savage killed by hero during senseless car and knife attack on innocents.”
Exactly MENZO , But we sure as heck aint living in a sane world !
As i type this the radio news is spinning the story to suggest that we should sympathize with jihadi boy because he has been riled and made to fear because Trump was elected !!!
It aint Trump these sand dwelling goat pokers need to fear.
No doubt. I feel sorry for no Islamic savage. It is their nature to be and act evil as their god Allah is really Lucifer. Dumb bastards think they will go to paradise for killing non believers while dying in the endeavor. One day here it will be open warfare.
Menzo, I’m also glad to hear the sandape is dead. MSM won’t be able to get ‘gun control’ enabled now, not with Trump coming in. Keep stacking and keep all your options on the table.
When in a panic situation the “Active Shooter” warning signal was probably the best method to create a lockdown and eyes open for the campus. As the “Threat Level” of the knife attack is equal to a gun attack. I bet you a $100 they have no “Active Knife Attacker” warning signal in place, or “Out of Control Car running people over by a batshit crazy Somalian” warning signal.
The headline is dumb.
Another reason to get rid of (EXPORT) these darky pavement apes that cannot assimilate into normal white society.
Z I thought the same thing. “Active knifer” doesn’t have the same alarm level to it.
That said, I think I’d rather be shot then cut or stabbed. Not sure why but the thought of being slashed is freaky to me.
BTW I did go to Ohio State a loooong time ago. Beautiful HUGE campus and this event is tragic. However, Buckeyes are resilient people and thus classes back in yesterday.
Actually there was an active shooter at OSU. It was the only armed person who took out the attacker. Lesson Boy and Girls: Arm yourselves!
If Students could carry firearms on campus to defend themselves, they may have killed the guy before he even got out of the car, to start stabbing all these other people with a butcher knife. The Laws need to be changed for campus carry. And once again another attack in a School Gun Free Zone.
When will politicians learn, good guns kill bad people fast.
Be Prepared. 30 Round P-Mags Gen2 $8.89 at Sportsmans Guide right now. Buy Low, Sell High, These will be like Gold in SHTF. Every AR15 should have at least 20 to 30 Rounds Mags. And always keep at least half of those loaded, at all times.
RE: Magazine Springs wearing out. Some say keeping the Magazines loaded wears out the spring. Other say, only put 28 rounds in the magazine so the spring is not fully depressed. Well first or all, Magazines are basically worthless if they are unloaded when in SHTF, so keep half loaded.
After my research or reading many articles on this subject, the conclusion I arrived at was, that it did not matter if the magazines were loaded or unloaded, the springs mostly wears out when they are in the process of motion. Meaning doing a lot of use shooting and filling and emptying the mags over and over. So even if the mag springs are fully depressed, they do not loose their tensile strength, as was the conclusion.
Although,… countering that conclusion, I had a old 1947 Remington Shotgun that the Magazine Tube Spring did not have that much push strength, and after disassembling, I found a wooden Plug in the magazine tube, so I somewhat think that spring being fully depressed for decades, may have lead to the weakening of the memory in the spring manufactured in 1947. Not sure if 1947’s springs, are comparable to todays 2016 Technology in spring retention, and in the highly regarded P-Mags. I will also add, all of the P-Mags I have, work really well in multiple AR15’s. Never a problem, nor ever a single jam.
Start keeping a AR-15 Pistol in your vehicle. Quick dispatching of the bad guy and with 3200 FPS, and 30 to 60 round mags.
Good job for capping that jihadist piece of shit.. all you knife wheelding assholes ever approach me in public to run that crap with me, get ready for a severe ass whooping, put right embarrassing.. can one even imagine a knife wheelding prick coming at me to stab me.. I have to laugh..the last black thug that tried that crap with me halled ass running. When suddenly he became the victim. So far compliance with me has worked without violence..
HCKS, way to go. Go deplorables!
This Car/Knife Attack was most likely Blowback. During Obama’s rein there have been at least 16 Drone Strikes, killing up to 450 Somalians in Somolia, one of the last drone strike was in March 2016
Spencer Ackerman and agencies
Friday 1 April 2016 17.42 EDT
A US drone strike in Somalia has killed a key leader of the al-Shabaab militant group who was involved in two attacks in Mogadishu more than a year ago, killing Americans, several US officials said on Friday.
It was the US military’s second strike in a month on terrorist targets in Somalia, a country against which the US has never declared war on.
Gee, then why would we import Somolians into America which we are at a Proxy War with. Our Country is run by a pack fools. Trump nails this Immigration Issue, and one of the main reasons I voted for him. Its common sense.
To err is human.
If mistakes are made by either the J*w media or it’s competitors the alt right, or what CNN (Communist National News) calls Neo Nazi (better than a Commie) News; it can be forgiven. But one wonders if calling a machete (a really BIG knife) a gun, is really a mistake and not deliberate disinformation, or as us simple folk call it, a bold faced LIE.
I’m fine with letting the folks who were nearby the event and heard the final shots call 911 and call it a shooting scene, they were excited and didn’t really know the whole picture. That’s perfectly understandable. And I’m certain the University doesn’t have an Active Knife Attack warning message system, but they do have one for Active Shooter, so I can see how at first the warnings would go out.
But, for any professional journalist or politician to begin disseminating information about the event without checking it’s accuracy, is less than honest or professional, it becomes a lie, as you say.
This is why i don’t trust the media.
Even watching the MSM, makes me want to vomit. Especially if I am privy to the real facts of the story situation with real info from the Alt media, and the trickery of how the MSM sidesteps the facts, to draw an entire new conclusion to create a certain emotional response from the viewers.
Sheila Jackson Lee, the L.A.Times, and other non-thinkers jump to confusion blaming an inanimate object for any tragedy. The gun-control idiots stepped all over themselves to blame the wrong inanimate object (a gun), What now? Shall we ban all knives and vehicles? Thinking people realize the problem originates with the flawed individual.
I’ll fight to the death to keep my knives and everything else I have. MOLON LABE
I saw a bumper sticker recently: “One Day Soon, so-called DEMOCRATS will be hunted down with dogs.”
You guys are funny. You post twitter messages saying it is main stream media. And you don’t even read what was actually said. FGor example Washington Post reported and I quote, “an active shooter was reported…” They are NOT saying it was an active shooter, they are saying that that was what was reported. I work for an NGO, currently in a country next to Syria and we get the exact same news feed that ALL of the media outlets get. It comes out like a teletype used to but on a computer. If you want to complain about the media reporting it as an active shooter then look at the damn feed. The POLICE were the ones that initially reported it as an active shooter. And the media just repeated what they were told. That’s the way most media reporting works right after anything happens. It’s only corrected after one of two things happen, 1. the official source, in this case the police, correct their feed, OR 2. the media has time to send their reporters there. Good lord you people are insane about the media. ALL news stations get the exact same feed. Step into a freaking media news feed room once on your life and you will clearly see the feed that is blasted out to everyone. No one and I mean not a single media outlet “reported” active shooter. The repeated what the police feed said.